staying in touch

For any successful long distance friendship (or relationship) staying in touch is the ultimate key and, honestly, it’s also often the ultimate challenge. Seeing as we live approximately 800 miles apart and haven’t lived in the same city – not to mention state – for at least four years, we’ve explored many methods of communication. In addition to the standard texts and phone calls, here are our tips on keeping close even when that’s physically impossible.

Processed with VSCO with c2 presetThe second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is out- we had to catch up!

video chatting
We know, we know… these days video chatting could easily fall under the realm of “standard” communication. Sure, we sometimes hop online to have a chat after a particularly bad day, but often it’s with a twist. We use the crazy world of technology to watch our favorite television shows together while very far apart. That’s right, penciled in our planners is a weekly date for whatever show it is we both shamefully refuse to miss that season (most often Pretty Little Liars). Guilty television feels much more guiltless when you can indulge with your BFF. To coordinate we use Rabbit  a heaven sent online service (and app) that lets you video chat with your friend (or friends- you can have up to 25 people in a room!) AND watch a video via Netflix/Hulu/YouTube/etc. on the same screen! The split screen idea is genius, because you don’t have to make sure you’re both at the same place in whatever you’re watching since you’re watching the exact same thing. Not to be dramatic, but Rabbit has changed our lives. Continue reading